Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:03 PMUpdated: Dec. 22, 2020, 2:32 AM

Copyright, Trademark Measures Hitch Ride on Omnibus Bill (1)

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

Lawmakers folded several intellectual property provisions into omnibus spending legislation, including language that would create a copyright small claims tribunal.

Other parts would make copyright piracy through streaming a felony and create a fast lane to cancel fraudulent trademarks.

The broader bill includes government funding and $900 million in virus assistance. The House passed the measure Monday, and the Senate was expected to vote later Monday. The White House said President Donald Trump would sign it.

The legislation includes what had been a stand-alone bill to establish a copyright small claims tribunal, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act ...